Become El Matador, a DEA special agent tasked with taking down the drug barons. A new narcotics cartel is rising across Central and South America, sharpening its claws and extending its reach. Locate the encampments, infiltrate the headquarters, and put an end to the cartel's influence.
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Mixed (124 reviews) - 69% of the 124 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 25, 2006

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About This Game

Experience the adrenaline-fuelled danger and heart-pounding excitement in the war on organised drug syndicates. When standard procedures fail, the hardliners are brought in.

Become El Matador, a DEA special agent tasked with taking down the drug barons. A new narcotics cartel is rising across Central and South America, sharpening its claws and extending its reach. Locate the encampments, infiltrate the headquarters, and put an end to the cartel's influence. In a tale of corruption, revenge and morality, the mission brief is simple: Eliminate the threat - Ultimate justice, El Matador style.

Key features:

  • Hard-hitting, movie-style storyline
  • Huge arsenal of realistic weapons
  • Diverse South American settings, from lush jungle to mansions and harbours
  • Real physics, interactive environments and destructible objects
  • Gang members, clan bosses, kingpins, and many more villainous enemies
  • Atmospheric engine animations bring the scenery to life
  • Wide range of graphical effects, including cascading shadow maps, high dynamic range rendering and many more
  • Slow Motion Action feature
  • FrenzyCAM mode

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP/7/8
      • Processor: 1.5 GHz Pentium 3 / AMD Athlon Processor
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX9 compatible graphics card with pixel & vertex shader support (nVidia GeForce 4, ATI Radeon 8500)
      • Storage: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
      Recommended:
      • OS: Windows XP/7/8
      • Processor: 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon Processor
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX9 compatible graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 2.0 support (nVidia GeForce 6, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro)
      • Storage: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
    Helpful customer reviews
    63 of 65 people (97%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    3.5 hrs on record
    Posted: April 4, 2014
    Max Payne´s ugly little brother no one knows from 2006 is now avaiable on steam! Do you need this game? If you completed the Max Payne Trilogy, yes.
    If not, play the New York Cop shootouts first and then enjoy this B-Movie Max Payne.

    You play as Victor Corbet, a DEA Special Agent that is being sent to southamerica to fight against a drug cartel. The cops down there don´t like you at first, they give you the name matador, you shoot a lot of bad guys, a few traitors are also in the "plot", the game is straight forward (like Max Payne 2, same Engine by the way) with a lot of stupid bad guys to kill.

    Don´t expect some revelutionary gameplay, smart AI or even a balanced difficulty.


    This game got B-Movie written all over it, but thats not a bad thing actually. The game was pretty funny when I´ve played it over a friends place in 2006 and it is still a fun game today.
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    32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
    9.0 hrs on record
    Posted: April 4, 2014
    I remember seeing this game when it first came out back in 2006 and I have always wanted to play it. Now that is has arrived on steam, I have finally had a chance to play this budget third person shooter. The best way I can describe this game is a max payne rip off with early splinter cell style graphics. The gameplay is almost identical to that in the first max payne(slightly less refined), with the character movements and even the bullet time effects being a direct copy. Its not quite as good as the max payne series, but for 3.99 its definately worth it.
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    21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.5 hrs on record
    Posted: June 20, 2014
    If Max Payne was a movie it would be a gritty version of Lethal Weapon/City of God/A man on fire/Heat. If El Matador was a movie it would be something like Tango & Cash/Elite Squad and something with Steven Seagal, a cheap enjoyable action flick.

    Is it an amazing game ? No.

    Is it better than Max Payne? No.

    Is it a fun action shooter with smooth gameplay and full of cliches ? Hell to the yeah.


    Its fun, its fast, its cheap and its waiting to be picked up and played.
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    33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
    22 people found this review funny
    0.5 hrs on record
    Posted: September 29, 2014
    Max Payne: Family Dollar Edition
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    23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
    5.5 hrs on record
    Posted: November 20, 2014
    This is not your typical AAA budget game, its mix between Max Payne and all of those B action movies from 70s,80s,90s, story line is your standard Steven Seagal action focus, and its there only to justify huge amount of baddies you will gonna kill. You will probably find here all Clichés of those movies, you know, good cop, bad cop, bad general, one action hero and so on.

    But

    If you think its bad, IT`S NOT, its really good, just like i said its not AAA budget game but it has it charm, responsible controls and overall very fun and pleasant gameplay, and that`s what is most important in game for me after all, graphic its kinda decent doesn`t hurt your eyes still and audio is also very nice, kinda repeatative after while but it`s fast, its building your action very well and does not make you wanna cut your ears and throw them into lava.

    Its very short game, it will probably take you only around 3,5-4 hours on normal bit longer on hard.
    Speaking about dificulty level - you will gonna die in this game, good thing, bad thing, my opinion, your opinion, whatever. Point is its one of those games where enemies may not be the smartest (-ain`t the stupidest too-) but they have perfect laser eye accuracy and they will shoot your head from miles away with their shotguns, after hour you will probably get use to it though.
    Speaking of which you will probably ending up cheating too shooting from behind crates (yes your weapon can shoot through objects if you point it well).

    It has flaws, it has good things, but after all its very nice fun factor and i do recommend you guys to buy it when its on sale or pick up in bundle, its worth those few pennies. frankcastle51 out.
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